Host - Commentator
Bomani Jones is the co-host of HIGH NOON (9 AM Pacific), a new ESPN television program hosted alongside Pablo Torre, which launched June 4, 2018, from ESPN’s Seaport District Studio. Jones is also the host of his own ESPN Audio podcast, The Right Time with Bomani Jones, which premiered in April 2018. Offered two times per week (Tues./Thur.), the podcast will provide Jones the freedom to expand on and add to the familiar elements – including his often thought-provoking takes on the hottest issues in sports. – from his former ESPN Radio show and his frequent appearances for many years across ESPN television programs. The Thursday show includes a special guest as co-host, a personality in sports or media.
Jones has been contributing to ESPN as a writer and commentator for more than 10 years.
In March of 2015, ESPN Radio launched The Right Time with Bomani Jones, which aired at 4 p.m. The three-hour program showcased Jones’ provocative opinions, relevant guests and listener interaction while discussing topical issues. The show was based in Miami. The show ended in December 2017, as Jones pivoted to concentrating on his television show with Torre and his podcast.
He was a full-time co-host of ESPN’s Highly Questionable from May 2013 until June 2017. He joined Dan Le Batard and his father, Papi, and they all took a humorous look at sports from Miami Beach’s Clevelander Hotel.
Known not only for sports commentary but also for his frank discussion of social topics, Jones also regularly appears as a panelist on ESPN’s Around the Horn and has appeared on other ESPN programs including SportsCenter, First Take and Outside the Lines. He also often joins Le Batard on the ESPN Radio program The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz. Jones started his relationship with ESPN as a columnist for ESPN.com.
Beyond his work with ESPN, Jones also hosts The Evening Jones, an interactive webcast. The Atlanta native, who grew up in Houston, has also previously written for SBNation.com, contributed videos to The Score in Canada and was a talk radio host in Raleigh, N.C. While in North Carolina, he was an adjunct professor at both Duke and Elon Universities.
Jones appeared in two sports documentaries on HBO: “The Battle for Tobacco Road: Duke vs. Carolina,” and “Runnin’ Rebels,” about basketball at UNLV. He also was in the A&E “Biography” of Michael Jackson.